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International Student: Label or Identity?

International Student: Label or Identity?

On Sept. 16 a group of 32 students and two faculty members visited Camp Tracy in Oakland, Maine for an overnight stay as part of the Mix It Up Retreat organised by Colby’s International Club. The theme for this year’s retreat was ‘Pop the Bubble’. The fact that it was organized by Colby’s International Club naturally attracted more international students […]

by Himanshu Bhurtel· · 2 comments · Opinion
Our house, our rules: a defense of off-campus living

Our house, our rules: a defense of off-campus living

Many Colby students are familiar with the anxiety and drama that housing stirs up towards the end of every year. An increase of students results in an increase of stress when looking for a place to live on campus. We all have our preferences. We know the places we want to live and the places that we would rather cut […]

Is the hard alcohol ban responsible for excessive binge drinking?

Is the hard alcohol ban responsible for excessive binge drinking?

After 13 transports so far this school year due to over intoxication, Colby as a community is forced to assess its drinking culture. What are we doing wrong? Where can we improve? How are people hitting such high levels of intoxication? Binge drinking is definitely the source of these transports, and it feels as though it’s becoming more and more […]

by Merrill Read· · 1 comment · Editor Pick Opinion, Opinion
We are all just fine

We are all just fine

Faces reflect true emotions not spoken, and unlike much of what comes out of our mouths, expressions rarely deceive. The words, “I’m fine” are often betrayed by a slightly furrowed brow, tight lips, monotone and faintly sullen voice, and distant eyes that show we are not fine at all. But as humans, with busy and exceptionally important lives, we like […]

by Andrew Egger· · 0 comments · Opinion
An Appeal to Humanity: Environmentalists Take Note

An Appeal to Humanity: Environmentalists Take Note

Supporters of sustainable and responsible environmental policy should stop talking about nature and start talking about humans. This statement may seem paradoxical; after all, countless studies have established that nature and humanity are intricately linked, and that human activity is contributing to the degradation of our forests, oceans, soil, and wildlife. However, despite years of discussing the tremendous impacts of […]

by James Burnett· · 0 comments · Editor Pick Opinion, Opinion
What is the purpose of public art?

What is the purpose of public art?

Is public art solely to beautify the space it takes up? What does public art have to tell us about our collective history? Art in public spaces should be easily accessible to the community it serves. It should also reflect a portion of our history or culture that is worth sharing. Kara Walker is an African American artist who has […]

by Nina Oleynik· · 0 comments · Opinion
It’s Not All Fine: Commuter Parking in Crisis

It’s Not All Fine: Commuter Parking in Crisis

As more students than ever before have arrived at Colby, some students have expressed dismay at the lack of parking on campus. This morning, I spent 20 minutes driving around the Mary Low and Bobs parking lots looking for a single space, a familiar experience for many of the students living off-campus this year. As most of us know, Colby […]

by Natalie Oakes· · 0 comments · Editor Pick Opinion, Opinion
On returning from abroad

On returning from abroad

Last semester, I traded Foss grilled cheeses for Irish scones and Maine hiking for exploring the Cliffs of Moher. I was surrounded by Irish brogues everywhere I went, and butter became a fifth food group. Spending five months in Cork, Ireland was absolutely incredible, but my pace of life was a stark contrast from my days at Colby. Suddenly, I […]

by Eliza Adams· · 0 comments · Opinion
Beauty Over Brains? Contradictions in the Miss America Pageant

Beauty Over Brains? Contradictions in the Miss America Pageant

The eager pageant women representing their home states with pride all took the stage last week in Atlantic City with the hopes of becoming crowned the 2018 Miss America. The pageant gives women the chance to win scholarship money by participating in four events: Lifestyle and Fitness, Eveningwear, Talent, and Interviews. Every contestant wins a scholarship of some sort, yet […]

by Camilla di Galoma· · 0 comments · Opinion
What would you give to Colby College if you struck it rich suddenly?

What would you give to Colby College if you struck it rich suddenly?

Senior pledge, described by a leader of the movement as “the process for starting to give back to Colby” has already begun this fall and has gotten me thinking about issues near and dear to my heart. If I were to have the money to make a large-scale donation to Colby, what would I put it towards? I would argue […]

by Will Walkey· · 0 comments · Opinion